The unit specializes on DNA-based diagnostic tests with an extensive network of collaborating doctors of various specialties across Cyprus. The business unit applies advance molecular biology techniques for the detection of genetic disorders and viral infections in human samples for diagnostic purposes.
Human Papilloma Virus testing (HPV test)
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted viral infection. HPV is usually harmless and goes away by itself, but some types can lead to cancer or genital warts.
Lifebank’s HPV test is performed using the method of PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) for the simultaneous detection at a DNA level of the following pathogens:
- Genotyping of 2 high-risk types: HPV 16 & HPV 18.
- Simultaneous detection of 16 high-risk types: HPV 26, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 53, 56, 58, 59, 66, 68, 73, 82.
- Simultaneous detection of 2 low-risk types: HPV 6/11
Sexually Transmitted Diseases testing (STDs test)
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are most often — but not exclusively — spread by sexual intercourse. HIV, chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhoea, some forms of hepatitis, syphilis, and trichomoniasis are STDs. Lifebank’s STD test is performed using the method of PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) for the simultaneous detection at a DNA level of the following pathogens:
- Trichomonas vaginalis
- Mycoplasma hominis
- Mycoplasma genitalium
- Chlamydia trachomatis
- Neisseria gonorrhoeae
- Ureaplasma urealyticum
Thrombophilia is an abnormality of blood coagulation that increases the risk of thrombosis (blood clots in blood vessels). Lifebank THROMBO test is performed using the method of PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) for the simultaneous detection and identification of the following genetic mutations:
- Factor V Leiden G1691A
- Factor II G20210A
- MTHFR C677T
- MTHFR A1298C
- PAI-1 5G/4G polymorphism
- Factor V H1299R (haplotype HR2)
Genetic testing/molecular diagnostics
Other genetic testing are also available on request.